News: Le StuDio Interview on Our COVID Response
Great interview today with Le StuDio as we explored both Ontario’s and Quebec’s response to COVID-19. We ask some hard questions; Did the actions of our governments result in thousands of early deaths in long-term care homes? Does the government’s response and continued lockdowns constitute criminal negligence? These are all important questions we must ask all our representatives as further, harsher restrictions are on the horizon, and the further closures of our small businesses.Read more
Health officials raise disinformation concerns
Who’s guilty of misinformation, me, the health unit, or the mainstream media?
Read the letter on my website that was referred to in this story and judge for yourself- the word “disinformation” doesn’t even appear in the letter. Furthermore, I offered my board room to meet with KFL&A executives and discuss theirs and my concerns…it’s a large board room, allowing for social distancing and of course, they’d be welcome to wear masks.Read more
(Video) News: CFRA Ottawa with Leslie Roberts
Another example of dishonesty in our media, refusing to accept or consider dissenting facts or perspectives. I was invited to discuss on CFRA Ottawa, a letter from an Ottawa Police officer expressing his disappointment and concerns over our overreaching COVID policies. It is clear Leslie Roberts had no intention of discussing this powerful letter but instead attacked my character and refused to even consider the information I provided. One of their reporters even followed up with a dishonest attack on Twitter claiming I refused to answer questions. In fact, I did, they just found my answers disagreeable.Read more
(Video) Rebel News: Government's Response to COVID-19
Lake88 In Focus: Time to Open Parliament
Great to speak with Bob Perreault on Lake 88 today.
It is time for Ontario to reopen our Government so that representatives can discuss/debate which emergency measures continue to be appropriate. The Legislature was shuttered and closed on March 13 as a temporary measure, now two months later we are still without a functioning representative democracy. It's time to restart the Legislature.Read more
Canada Talks with Matt Gurney: Form Letters Belong In The Trash
Randy Hillier had a chance to speak on his recently released opinion piece in the National Post on Canada Talks with Matt Gurney. They discuss the problems and realistic results of form letters while offering best practices to help get your voice heard in government.
You can read the opinion piece here: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/randy-hillier-want-to-affect-change-skip-the-form-lettersRead more
Randy Hillier: Want to affect change? Skip the form letters
As a member of Ontario’s provincial parliament, I sincerely enjoy reading correspondence from, and conversing with, individuals who share with me their unique experiences that illustrate and justify amending public policies, statutes or regulations. Not only do these personal perspectives assist me in understanding the nuances and complexities of the issues involved, they also help in developing public policy solutions to the problems.
I place considerable weight on these personal interactions, but with advancements in technology, including social media, this form of communication is increasingly being replaced with the speed and convenience of form emails that are composed by others and empty of any personal experiences or meaningful insights.Read more
Lake 88 Kitchen Party: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Wonderful to join in the fun at Lake 88's Annual Christmas Kitchen Party, along with my rendition of Twas the Night Before Christmas, there was a special request for Silent Night. I had a wonderful time with jolly tunes, and revelry all around in their studio. Merry Christmas everyone!Read more
QP Briefing: Falling in Love With Politics as an Independent
The QP Briefing team invited me for their final podcast of 2019. We discussed why I've fallen in love with politics again thanks to my status as an independent.Read more